Shipping in Algeria

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.


  • Weight limitation - The maximum weight accepted for 20' and 40' (dry and reefer) equipment is 31T.

  • Special Equipment - OOG cargoes are subject to Customer Service evaluation and approval.

  • Cross Bookings - Local charges should be paid prior the release of equipment and same should be paid in Algeria

  • Special cargoes – There are generally no restrictions, though for trucking to inland points special permits may be needed (dependent on the actual oversize, so please inquire). For dangerous cargo the dangerous cargo papers must be provided and approved at the time the booking is placed. Please ask our Customer Service team for exact details.

  • All shipments from/to Israel are not accepted by Algerian Government and Customs authorities based on non-relationship between both countries, same is valid for all operators (Maersk Line, Safmarine and Seago Line).
  • In Seagoline Algeria, Inland haulage is not offered only port to port service is available

Manual Documentation Fee

From November 1st 2016, all shipping instruction submissions for your shipments must be submitted through or any other online platform (EDI, INTTRA etc.).

In case that you still wish to submit the shipping instructions manually, a Manual Documentation Fee (MDF) is applied.

The Manual Documentation Fee will be: 25 USD / bill of lading

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online or contact us by phone